horseshoe crab

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Synonyms for horseshoe crab

large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail

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Containing an assortment of exotic collection of marine flora and fauna, the petting pool has sea creatures like lobster, varieties of star fishes, giant horse shoe crabs and fauna like sea urchins and sea cucumbers that the festivalgoers can not just see but also touch them.
Also located in the underground tunnels are 'touch tanks' where guests have the opportunity to pet creatures like starfish, pencil urchins and horse shoe crabs.